Counter Drone/ Counter RPAS Technology
The emergence of small, lightweight, low cost Drones/ Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) offers many applications. Adversaries have also realised this opportunity to remotely deploy threats. RPAS can be vehicles for delivering high hazard payloads; can present a threat by their very presence; or as platforms for illegal surveillance. RPAS present one of the most challenging and dynamic threats to Defence Forces on operations, and to Law Enforcement in protecting persons, events and critical infrastructure domestically. RPAS can deliver contraband into Prisons, carry out surveillance of military bases and assets, create havoc at high profile events, and deliver IEDs in combat zones.
EPE offers systems to detect, monitor, identify and mitigate such threats, allowing users to safely stop, redirect, land or take control of a suspect drone. These systems do not use jamming techniques. EPE has systems currently in-service with several Australian customers. EPE has delivered this capability from initial advice, site survey, installation, training, and ongoing monitoring and support of the system including the provision of weekly reports.
* The development and deployment of UAS detection, identification and mitigation technologies is a rapidly evolving area. The different technologies and techniques currently available are subject to a range of State and Federal laws and regulations, with some technologies more restricted than others. These laws and regulations are themselves in the process of being reviewed and amended where necessary to permit the authorised use of various Counter UAS technologies, and this situation continues to develop. EPE will provide guidance to potential customers, but it is the responsibility of the customer to comply with any and all applicable laws and regulations concerning the deployment and operation of Counter UAS systems.